Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Conservation Planning Short Course for Practitioners and Students

A field based conservation planning four day course will be taught at Colorado State University September 14-17. CNHP Director and Chief Scientist Dave Anderson and Senior Botanist Susan Spackman-Panjabi will be among the instructors teaching the course.

The course is designed to advance the skills involved in the collection and management of field data as they apply to natural resource conservation. The course is for both professionals and students looking to gain hands-on experience necessary to successfully manage conservation projects.

Course Objectives:
  • Participant will develop a basic understanding of conservation planning and its application in achieving positive conservation outcomes.
  • Participants will acquire field project planning skills and learn how these contribute to successful conservation outcomes.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of field data collection techniques using a site specific approach to evaluating the pieces, patterns and processes which make up the architecture of conservation planning.
  • Participants will learn some basic skills in the use of developing field maps using GIS and GPS technology for the purpose of completing field work for conservation plans.
This opportunity is presented by the Colorado Natural Heritage Program, CSU's Center for Collaborative Conservation, The Conservation Cooperative, and BIO-Logic, Inc. See the full announcement for more information and to register. Register by August 31 to receive the early registration rate.

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